Paleo “Ice Cream”

I bought an ice cream maker at Costco last week because I’ve been craving something cold, the temps here have been more like summer instead of spring. This is the first recipe I tried and it is so yummy, has the same consistency of frozen yogurt without the bite of yogurt. Of course, I had to change it just a little; I put my variation at the bottom of the recipe. I’ve put the unit conversion beside the ingredients for my US friends.

Blueberry and Apple Gelato with a Cashew Base

Ingredients

150g raw cashews (~5.5 oz)

150g ice (~5.5 oz)

250g blueberries (9 oz)

250g fresh apple, chopped (9 oz)

150g organic maple syrup (~4 oz or 1/2 cup)

1 egg white

Method

Thermomix

Begin with cashews and ice, increase speed to 7 and blend until smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients to Thermomix, slowly increase speed to 9 and until blend until smooth. Insert the butterfly and whisk on speed 4 for ten seconds. Freeze for 4-5 hours or until nearly solid. Cut into pieces, roughly an inch cubed, and place into Thermomix. Slowly increase speed up to speed 10, and refreeze.

Blender and Ice Cream Maker

Add cashews and ice to blender and blend until smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth. Place ingredients into ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.

My variation: I substituted fresh strawberries for the apple. Somewhere along the line, I had written down 2/3 cup maple syrup instead of 1/2 so mine turned out a bit on the sweet side.

I used an ice cream maker and it took about 20 minutes.

Link to original recipe: http://www.carmeneatjoy.com/2013/02/13/paleo-rainbow-gelatos-and-valentines-treat-roundup/

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